BookmarkBookmarkTick

8 Creative Ways to Store Baby Food

You don’t need a giant freezer to store all that baby food you’ve been busy whipping up. You just need the right containers. Experiment with these easy freeze methods to see which works best for you.
ByKylie McConville
Updated
September 17, 2020
Detail of green baby food in bowl on high chair.
8 slides
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

You don’t need a giant freezer to store all that baby food you’ve been busy whipping up. You just need the right containers. Experiment with these easy freeze methods to see which works best for you.

1
Image: NUK

Ice Cube Trays

Why we love it: Store at least a dozen servings of baby food ahead of time – and you won’t have to worry about breaking out the blender every night! Trays are made to easily stack in the freezer, so they won’t take up much room. And this one by NUK comes complete with a lid.

How to store it: Rinse and sanitize the ice tray before using. Fill each ice cube cubby with pureed baby food, until you’ve used every available space. Cover with plastic wrap (or a lid, if you have one) and freeze.

2
Image: Shutterstock

Cookie Sheet Splats

Why we love it: You don’t have to spend a dime! Just cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper and you’re ready to go.

How to store it: Prepare baby’s food and drop it by the spoonful on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Pop in the freezer until completely frozen. Then, store them in plastic bags or Tupperware.

3
Image: Wholesome Baby Food

Bulk Freezer Bag Storage

Why we love it: It’s easy. Plus, you won’t waste time racking your brain trying to remember what those green cubes are (avocado? spinach? broccoli?) or if they’re still safe for baby to eat.

How to store it: Prep baby’s meals in ice cube trays or in spoonfuls and once they’re frozen through, pop them in freezer bags labeled by food and date.

4
Image: Kitchen Craft

Silicone Muffin Cups

Why we love it: Because they’re flexible, it’s really easy to pop out single servings of baby’s food, and you can reuse them again and again. Try this colorful set of 12 by Kitchen Craft.

How to store it: Make baby’s purees and place them in these individual wrappers to freeze. Store them right in their cups or pop them out and place them in freezer-safe Tupperware.

5
Image: Nuby

Ice Tray Pops

Why we love it: Making baby’s food just got a whole lot cooler now that you can store them in all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs!

How to store it: Make baby’s purees and when the time comes to freeze them, use these ice pop trays instead. They’re BPA free (score for baby!) and dishwasher safe (score for you!). Plus, when baby’s old enough, you can use them to make popsicles.

6
Image: Shutterstock

Freezer-Safe Jars

Why we love it: It’s a totally retro idea with a modern twist—and they’re reusable and recyclable.

How to store it: Make sure you’re buying freezer-safe canning jars (we recommend Ball’s Jelly Canning Jars). Otherwise, they’ll crack. After you prep baby’s food and put it in the jars, seal them tightly and store them in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to use the food, thaw under warm water.

7
Image: OXO/Target

Freezer-Safe Baby Tupperware

Why we love it: Baby-sized Tupperware is worth investing in — you’ll use it for baby food now and for toddler snacks later. Most are BPA-free (and won’t contaminate baby’s food). This set by OXO Tot is air-tight and liquid-tight—nothing in, nothing out!

How to store it: After mashing those avocadoes, freeze them right in these colorful storage containers.

8
Image: Target

Mini-Muffin Trays

Why we love it: When you’re not busy baking batch after batch of mini-muffins, these trays double as the perfect portion size for baby’s mini meals.

How to store it: Store mashed veggies or fruits in stackable trays. After you’ve filled all the available space, cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent your purees from getting freezer burn.

Related Video
Holle baby food brand launches in the United States at Whole foods, image of Holle's cow milk product.

This Cult-Favorite European Baby Formula Brand Is Coming to America

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
03/12/2021
mom holding her newborn baby close to her chest

New Study Finds 9 Out of 10 Newborns Are Born With Gut Deficiency

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
03/01/2021
Collage of banana slices and watermelon pieces.

The Best Finger Foods for Baby

profile picture of Katherine Martinelli
Katherine Martinelli
Baby being fed food on a spoon by his father.

The Dos and Don’ts of Homemade Baby Food

profile picture of Dina DiMaggio, MD, and Anthony F. Porto, MD, MPH
Dina DiMaggio, MD, and Anthony F. Porto, MD, MPH
10 slides

Top 10 Sippy Cups

profile picture of Anisa Arsenault
Anisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
dad feeding his baby a bottle while on bed with dog

How to Tell if You're Overfeeding Baby

profile picture of Jennifer L.W. Fink
Jennifer L.W. Fink
Registered Nurse
dad feeding baby organic baby food

Best Organic Baby Food

profile picture of Kathleen Harris
Kathleen Harris
mom holds baby while dad kisses her cheek

Parents Make 1,750 Tough Decisions in Baby’s First Year, Survey Says

profile picture of Nehal Aggarwal
Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
07/09/2020
dad feeding newborn baby formula bottle

How Much Should a Newborn Eat?

profile picture of Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie
Contributing Writer
Article removed.